The TEAM GB sprint relay stars are set to be stripped of their Tokyo 2020 silver medal after CJ Ujah is confirmed to have failed a drugs test.
Ujah, 27, tested positive for two banned substances, enobosarm and S-23, after the 4x100m relay final.
He ran the opening stage before handing over to Jarnell Hughes as GB, Richard Kilty on the third stage and Nathaniel Mitchell-Blake on the anchor, Italy outplayed by just 0.01 seconds.
But the celebrations were cut short after UJAH’s “A” sample results were out.
Both substances have similar effects to anabolic steroids.
The Brit star then protested his innocence and insisted he was not a fraud.
But now the International Testing Agency has confirmed that UK athletics owners have been told that the “B” sample confirmed an earlier result.
Under the anti-doping rules, Ujah and his teammates would all lose their medals, with Canada now winning silver and China bronze.
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He would become the first British athlete to lose a Summer Olympic medal, although the 2002 Winter Games slalom bronze from skier Alain Baxter was taken away after using a nasal inhaler over the counter.
And Ujah’s athletics career is set to be over unless he can find a valid reason for the presence of two drugs in his system as he faces a four-year ban from the sport.
A final decision will be taken by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but the ITA explained: “The IOC and World Athletics Rules state that where an athlete who has violated an anti-doping rule competed as a member of the relay team, the relay team will will automatically disqualify from the event in question.
“All results are for the relay team, including all titles, prizes, medals, points and prizes and attendance amounts.
“Once the matter is resolved under the IOC, the matter will be referred to the Athletics Integrity Unit (World Athletics) for follow-up action on sanctions beyond the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.”
I have never intentionally taken a banned substance and never will
Ujah denies knowingly taking PEDS, which can be taken in pill, powder and liquid form.
He added: “To be quite clear, I’m not a cheater.
“I have never intentionally taken a banned substance and never will.”
The sprinter was heartbroken after being told of his possible doping violation.
He said: “I am completely shocked and devastated by this news.
“I love my sport and I know my responsibilities as an athlete and a teammate.
“I am respecting the formal process and will not comment further unless it is appropriate to do so.”
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